Effects of Firefighting on a Fully Developed Compartment Fire: Temperatures and Emissions

Report Date: August 2014

This paper examines the effects of various fire suppression attack techniques on a fully developed compartment fire. In particular, the study tests the thermal and environmental conditions to which firefighters are exposed while extinguishing a fire with short, medium, or long water pulses directed either at the seat of the fire or at the hot gasses. For the experiment, a full-scale room enclosure was used and flashover was reached before firefighting activity commenced.

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Alarifi, Abdulaziz A., Jim Dave, Herodotos N. Phylaktou, Omar A. Aljumaiah, and Gordon E. Andrews. Effects of Firefighting on a Fully Developed Compartment Fire: Temperatures and Emissions. Fire Safety Journal, volume 68, pp. 71-80. 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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